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Highly Specialist SLT Complex Needs/Acute Service

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 pro rata per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are:
  • A large supportive, sociable and friendly MDT team of over 35 Paediatric Therapists
  • Committed to the well-being of our staff
  • Easily accessible via public transport from central London and neighbouring Counties.
  • Providing services to both community and acute settings

We can provide:
  • Flexible working
  • Highly structured induction
  • Excellent levels of support and supervision which includes regular clinical and management supervision every 8 weeks and an annual appraisal
  • An identified buddy who will meet with you every week at first to help you settle in and who you can ask lots of questions
  • Termly peer supervision meetings where you can discuss cases, read articles together and share your experiences
  • Clearly defined caseloads
  • A wide range of opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Easy access to clinical specialists in all clinical areas
  • Designated admin and planning time
  • Involvement in innovative project work in acute and community settings
  • Memberships at relevant CENs are supported and encouraged

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist to further develop their skills in working with Children and young people (CYP) with special needs

The post will provide in reach support to the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital Stanmore working with CYP and their families to support their admission and stay within the hospital setting. These CYP will have a range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), Special Educational Needs (SEN). You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide pre-operative assessments and support CYP and Hospital staff during their stay. A key component is to ensure hospital staff have the necessary training and support to understand and meet CYP's communication and eating and drinking needs.

You will be based at Alexandra Avenue Health & Social Care Centre where you will support pre-school children with special needs across the borough of Harrow. You will work as a part of our multidisciplinary therapy team of Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in collaboration with colleagues in education and early years services to provide a coordinated service to children and their families. Working alongside health colleagues and Early Years practitioners to enable differential diagnosis of children with disability and dysphagia, and to ensure highly specialist therapy programmes and education plans are in place for the children under their care.

About us

You will be joining and welcomed into a diverse therapy team who actively promote and advocate for equality and diversity.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for main duties and responsibilities required in this post.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent and Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Health Professions Council registration - Licence to Practice
  • Postgraduate training in Paediatric Dysphagia
  • Evidence of completion of specialist short courses relevant to children with complex communication difficulties, special needs/disability
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Membership of relevant CEN groups


  • Neonatal SLT competencies
  • Supervision training
  • Advanced training up to Masters level equivalent in AAC, e.g. Signalong, PECS

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra Avenue Health & Social Care Centre Primary Care Hub

275 Alexandra Avenue



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